Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

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2nd Sunday Concert June 12th Features 5 Performers

Portage LIVE’s monthly Summer Sunday Series begins THIS Sunday, June 12 from 3 pm to 9 pm with “The Legends,” a stellar line-up of tribute artists performing at the Amphitheatre at Founder’s Park, 2545 Founder’s Parkway, Portage. Admission is free!   You’ll thrill to a full six hours of Neil Diamond (Joe Zirconia), Frank Sinatra…

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Paws in the Park – Munster

     Humane Indiana’s 30th annual “Paws in the Park“ event is set for Saturday, June 4h, 2022  at Community Park in Munster.    This Fair Features:   • One Mile Walk • Vendor Fair • Food and Music • Games and Prizes • Pet Activities • Health & Fitness Attractions • Entertainment • Pet Adoptions. •…

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Portage Live Announces 2022 Schedule!

   This series is made possible by a generous grant from Porter County Community Foundation, donations by the Portage business community, individual citizen benefactors and the support of the Portage Department of Parks and Recreation.      Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the music! Bring the whole family to sing, dance or just…

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Dean And Barbara White Community Center Is In It’s Early Stages

     What was experienced as a “Soft Opening” in March of 2021 is continuing to change and grow to serve the Merrillville Community with a multi-use facility that serves more than just sports. Talk about a conglomeration of a multitude of organizations, look no further than the Dean and Barbara White Community Center in…

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Hiking the Indiana Dunes with Ron Seman

  To find out more about Ron Seman’s Hiking Adventures Watch  Ron’s Youtube Video    Hear More About Hiking Indiana Dunes on this Youtube Video; Hikers and Naturalists Will LOVE this Video with Indiana Naturalist Ron Seman talking about his Hiking Adventures at the Indiana Dunes! Learn about the the 2022 BioBlitz iNaturalist FREE App for…

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Nature Walks With Shirley and Friends

Shirley Heinze Land Trust announces two April dates for their “Walks with Shirley and Friends” hikes where local experts in their field will lead informational walks around northwestern Indiana nature preserves. Group sizes are limited to 15 hikers, and tickets are available for $25 each. On Saturday, April 2nd, expert birder Matt Kalwasinski will lead…

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Sunset Hill Plans Fitness Color Run in May

Our very first big event of the year is coming up on May 7! You won’t want to miss the Fitness Color Run at Sunset Hill Farm County Park! Celebrate National Fitness Day with a fun run (or walk!) with friends & family. Open to all ages and perfect for individuals and families! The Fitness…

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Maple Syrup Time at Deep River Park

Want the Maple Syrup Experience?      Join thousands of famlies this March 12th -13th & 19th – 20th, 2022 from 10 a.m.-4p.m. for this FREE program.      Maple syrup can only be produced in certain U.S. states and Canada and only at a certain time of the year.  Above freezing day temperatures and…

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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival 2022

Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 12-15, 2022 at the 8th Annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. The festival is a partnership with the region’s major environmental groups highlighting the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education…

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Indiana Dunes National Park To Start Entry Fees

     The National Park Service has approved an entrance fee for Indiana Dunes National Park beginning on March 31, 2022. The new fee revenue will help fund the Marquette Greenway Bike Trail, parking and transportation improvements and visitor services for a park that has seen its attendance increase from 1.7 million visitors to more…

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